Untouchable Lacroix repeats GP3R win
Pole-sitter Kevin Lacroix led from start to finish Sunday afternoon, earning his third career victory in the NASCAR Pinty's series and second in the streets of Trois-Rivières.
Andrew Ranger and Alex Tagliani finished second and third, in a carbon copy of last year's podium. Here are the events as they unfolded.
JF Dumoulin and Gary Klutt appear to make contact, sending Klutt hard into the wall and bringing out the yellows. The race stays under caution until lap 6.
Lacroix still leads. Tagliani, Ranger and himself are breaking away from the pack.
Simon Dion-Viens and Cayden Lapcevich make contact. Dions-Viens is out, but Lapcevich continues. The race is under full-course caution again.
Green flag. Lacroix and Tagliani touch, allowing Ranger to sweep by and take second place.
The order in front is staying the same, but Jeffrey Earnhardt is making his way through the field. He is breaking into the top-5, having started 18th. LP Dumoulin and DJ Kennington are breathing down his neck, though.
Lacroix has a brush with the wall: he is pushing hard to keep Ranger behind, despite leading by about eight car lengths.
Things are getting hectic behind, two laps from the finish. Kennington, Lapcevich and LP Dumoulin touch. But all three are able to continue.
Lacroix wins, beating Ranger, Tagliani, Alex Labbé and Daniel Morad to the checkered flag. Lapcevich is sixth, ahead of Jeffrey Earnhardt, LP Dumoulin, DJ Kennington and JF Dumoulin.
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